“Building the Great Cathedrals”

Consuming the labor of entire towns, and sometimes taking 100 years to build, the Great Cathedrals were architectural  marvels crafted from hand tools and millions of pounds of stone.  Teams of specialists are now looking for ways to save those on the brink of collapse and for clues to how the builders of Gothic cathedrals reached such spectacular heights.  The stone gargoyles atop the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris carried rain from the roof for more than 600 years.  Some believing in superstition claim that along with their practical duty, the grotesque figures frightened away evil spirits.

Tune into KETC-Channel 9 on Tuesday, October 19th at 8:00 pm to view the program. (For repeat performances and show times outside MO and IL, check local PBS listings).  Mackey Mitchell has been an underwriter of Channel 9 since 1998.  Leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the program.